I bought my 5005 in late November and am pretty happy with it. Like everybody else the macrovision detection can drive you batty, of course, but other than that I've only had one problem.
During recording, for no reason at all, the picture starts to get jumpy... the image seems to jitter or jiggle if you will, and the movement of the action on screen, loses it's flow the action becomes jerky looking as if it's recorded in 'stop motion' almost...I'm not sure how to explain it.
I know it's the Liteon causing the problem because when I shut it off at these times reception is fine when played directly through tv.
It also doesn't seem to be just a faulty input because I get the same reaction from both A/V inputs and the S-Video input,I don't use the tuner so I'm not sure about it.
Same case with the connecting wires as I've tried changing them hoping they were bad but still have the same problems with all cables.
Simliarly it isn't caused by any one source recording..because I get the problem recording from VCR , Satellite Box, and DVD player.
Also I've tried different brands of blanks , just in case that had an effect, but it doesn't help.
The problem comes and goes , there are times I can record a whole movie and everythings fine to the end... other times it starts in 5 minutes into the recording... theres no real reasoning to it... I can fix the problem temporarily.... it's easy , as all I need to do is change the source channel, go around the circuit until I'm back to the one I was using, and it's fine ... BUT if you are in the middle of recording , as you know , you can't do this ... even in pause mode....So of course it means stopping the session and then either erase and redo or break the recording into two titles.
This just doesn't seem right to me, and I was wondering if anyone else had this problem.
Any help is appreciated.
My models specifics are ... LVW-5005A, Manufactured Sept. 04 , SN is 0104 1840 0900 G2B9 , It's one of the models that has 3 hour mode factory installed.
Thanks for reading